Man Accused Of Targeting Seniors In Robberies, Sexual Assault In Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A woman was injured Thursday after being robbed at her home in Long Beach.

Police believe the crime was committed by the same man, who is wanted for series of robberies and a sexual assault in and around a senior housing complex.

The latest crime occurred about 7:25 a.m. Thursday when officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Pacific Avenue, said Marlene Arrona of the Long Beach Police Department.

Police said the man forced his way into a 90-year-old woman’s house, tried to sexually assault her then robbed her.  As she fought him off, she was punched in the face, one neighbor said.

Neighbors said the latest victim is well known in the area and was probably targeted.

“She’s out walking almost everyday,” Martin Brindezik said.

The victim remains in the hospital being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Tracy Gatica, who lives across the street, leaves for work when it’s still dark. She worries she could be next. “I really don’t want to walk out here and find somebody staring at me,” she said. “It’s scary that it’s come to this, and people are getting so bold.”

Police have beefed up patrols around senior living facilities.

The victims’ ages range from 63 and 93.

The crime spree began on Feb. 2 at various times between 5:45 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. at the senior housing complex near Atlantic Avenue and Via Carmelitos, where four other attacks happened, police said.

In most cases, a man knocked on the door, forced his way inside, and physically assaulted the victims, police said.

The suspect got away with purses, cell phones and cash, police said. In one case, the victim was walking near the residential complex when the robbery occurred, police added.

Sunday’s incident escalated to a sexual assault, police said. The suspect rang the victim’s doorbell, forced his way into the residence and sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing with cash.

Her injuries appeared to be not life-threatening, police said.

The suspect is black, between 25 and 30, 5 foot 5 to 5 foot 11, with a thin to medium build.

Other possible victims are urged to come forward.

Anyone with information about the assaults is urged to call Long Beach police Sex Crimes Detective J. Kearns at (562) 570-7368 or email LBPDSexCrimes@longbeach.gov.

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  1. Bob She says:

    Why didn’t they freeze the frame on the close up so people could REALLY look at him?

  2. “The suspect is black, between 25 and 30” – seriously, when you read the victim was 90 and a woman, you knew this was the case didn’t you? What they don’t tell us is the victim was likely white, but that never matters when it’s black on white violence. Because that’s so commonplace. But when it’s the reverse, which is relatively rare, it becomes a huge story.

    When was the last time you read about a young white male raping and assaulting a 90 year old black woman? It just doesn’t happen.

    1. brawlorama says:

      You are 100% correct, Servio.

    2. Yup, I knew the perp was “tall” before I even clicked on the link. Another tell-tale indicator are comments like “killed for $1.14 in her pocket” or “Beaten in church vestibule.”

    3. hitrestart1 says:

      BINGO! Every time an elderly person is sexually assaulted you can bet she’s white and the perp is black or brown. Last year one of them raped a 101 year-old and was grinning ear to ear, head held high, when making his appearance in court! SICK basterds!

  3. John Adkins says:

    Whenever you see any kind of sexual crimes against seniors, you know we’re talking about those crazy Amish again.

    More of the wonderful blessings die-versity, truly Our Greatest Strength…

  4. It’s not a man, it’s a f*cking nggr.

  5. Dee Christou says:

    turn that rooster into a hen with one shot…

    1. fuzzysdad01 says:

      Ues that shot to turn him into a dead duck

  6. Chuck Yates says:

    A liberal helping his community.

  7. Imagine the mentality of an animal that would attack a 90 year old woman? Racism isn’t taught, it is learned from experience and observation.

  8. M Di Brezzo says:

    We live in the court of the red queen. Words mean exactly what the politically correct establishment intends for them to mean, nothing more and nothing less.

  9. Ho hum…..just another brutal attack on a white person by a vicious black animal. Is there not something new to talk about?

  10. It’s 2017, why isn’t all video in color and clear?

  11. Black rapists matter. Good chance he is a foreigner since he like to rape elderly women

  12. Rock Quarry says:

    When does roundup start on these feral apes?

  13. Sam Colt says:

    Niqqers. Can’t live with them. Won’t live near them.

  14. Ed Cole says:

    do they even make enough lube to do that?

  15. John Oakman says:

    9o year old woman sexually assaulted–of Course he is an oboma son/

  16. Frank Muller says:

    Youtube search “Colin Flaherty.” Author of Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry.

  17. Frank Muller says:

    Home invasions and rapping old white women is a black thing.

  18. Dan English says:

    “If Obama had a Son”

  19. Rob Lynn says:

    Am I the only one who’s sick of the black plague?

  20. The perp was definitely White with blond hair. If he were of another persuasion, CBS would have made that quite clear in its description of the attacker. CBS never fails to disclose all pertinent facts and never misleads its readers and listeners. You can trust the veracity of CBS.

  21. Negroid savages are incompatible with white civilization. That’s what it boils down to.

  22. Another rape ape on the loose. What a surprise{sarc}. At least the media gave a physical description for once, we should give them credit for that.

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